iCloud on Mac, by default, syncs the Desktop and Documents folder with iCloud Drive if you enable iCloud drive from Mac settings. If you want to sync any Mac folder to iCloud, you must move the folder to either document or desktop for the process to begin. This is not always the right solution and may cause issues with file organization.
What if you want additional Mac folders to sync with iCloud Drive, you can sync the files with iCloud. If you want to sync certain Mac folders to iCloud Drive in addition to Desktop and Documents, then here is the simple guide to backup specific Mac Folders to iCloud Drive.
Steps to Backup Specific Mac Folder to iCloud
Here are Simple Steps to Let iCloud Drive Only Sync Certain Folders on Mac
- Download and install MacDropAny on MacBook PC. (I tested the software on Mac Monterey, and its working)
- Open the app, and you will see a simple interface with two options; the local folder and the cloud folder to upload.
- Click on Choose a folder to sync with the cloud and select the Mac folder that you want to back up. You can select any Mac folder that you want to sync and backup to iCloud Drive. I have selected the Music folder.
- Now click on Choose where in the cloud to store the folder and select the iCloud Drive folder where you want the upload the Mac files. If you wish, you can create a new folder in iCloud Drive. I have created Mac Folder in iCloud Drive.
- Click the Sync button to upload and sync the Mac folder with iCloud.
- If permissions are requested on the screen, allow them, and you will notice the selected folders are synced.
- All the files will be uploaded to iCloud. Now, if you make any changes to the local Mac folder, the same will be reflected in the iCloud Drive.
- Similarly, you can create as many folder pairs as you wish to sync the PC folders and Drive.
With this simple guide, you can backup additional Macbook folders apart from default documents and desktop folders to a cloud drive, and sync specific Mac PC files with an iCloud drive.